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Catholic Church in Angola

Fr. Celestino Epalanga, executive secretary of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Angola and São Tomé. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Official in Angola Advocates for Collective Responsibility “to rescue moral and ethical values”

Jun 13, 2024

There is need for stakeholder collaboration to have the Southern African nation of Angola become a country governed by rightful values, the Executive Secretary of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) has said.

Archbishop Luzizila Kiala of the Catholic Archdiocese of Malanje in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Archbishop in Angola Concerned About High Rate of Theft, Urges Respect for Eighth Commandment

Jun 12, 2024

Archbishop Luzizila Kiala of the Catholic Archdiocese of Malanje in Angola has expressed concern about the high rate of theft in his Episcopal See, calling on the people of God to respect the eighth Commandment “Thou shalt not steal.”

Márcio Kabilia, the Coordinator of the Youth Secretariat in Angola's Luanda Archdiocese

Youths in Angola Invited to Massively Participate in Planned Festival

Jun 11, 2024

The Youth Secretariat in Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda has called on young people in the Metropolitan See to “massively participate” in the youth festival scheduled for August 7-11.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias during the presentation of the Youth Festival in Luanda Archdiocese. Credit: Fest-Jovem

Youths in Angola Seek to “encounter faith” in Planned Archdiocesan Festival

Jun 10, 2024

Plans are underway in the Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda in Angola for a youth festival that will offer young people an opportunity to renew their faith in Christ.

Some members of the Franciscan Sisters Servants Restorers of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (SFRJS) in Angola, Credit: Sr. Emiliana Bundo

Catholic Nun in Angola Links Elevation of Congregation to “spirit of communion in communities”

Jun 9, 2024

The Superior General of the Franciscan Sisters Servants Restorers of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (SFRJS) in Angola has attributed the growth of the congregation that was elevated to a full province in 2023 to the “spirit of communion in communities.”

Leonor de Freitas. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Justice and Peace Official in Angola Calls for “change in character” in Environmental Protection

Jun 7, 2024

On the occasion of World Environment Day celebrated annually on June 5, the Executive Secretary of the Justice and Peace Commission (CJP) of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST) has called for for a “change in character” in environmental protection.

Sr. Carla Luísa Frei

“It was a big struggle”: Catholic Official after Angola Moves to Document Refugees

Jun 5, 2024

The Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (CEPAMI) has lauded the decision by the Angolan government to issue national documents to migrants and refugees living in the Southern African nation, saying that the move is a big win for the Church in the country.

Credit: National Secretariat for the Lay Apostolate in Angola (SENALEIGOS)

Laity Conference in Angola to Examine Lay Leaders' Role in Church's Mission

Jun 5, 2024

A planned conference in Angola seeks to bring Catholic lay leaders and representatives of apostolic movements, groups, and associations in all dioceses in the country to reflect on the “vital” role of the laity in the Church’s evangelization mission.

Bishop António Lungieki Pedro Bengui. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishop in Angola Urges Godparents to Always Accompany New Church Members

Jun 4, 2024

A Catholic Bishop in Angola has called on godparents to ensure that the catechumens they sponsor “continue to profess faith in God” after receiving the sacraments of the Church.

Fr. Celestino Epalanga, executive secretary of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Angola and São Tomé. Credit: Vatican Media

Churches in Angola Urged to Create Spaces to Welcome Victims of “political conflicts”

Jun 2, 2024

The Executive Secretary of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) has called on churches to “create spaces” for those affected by “political conflict” in the country.

“I go away very enriched”: Catholic Missionary Nun on 11-year Mission in Angola

May 31, 2024

A Brazilian-born Catholic nun has described her 11-year missionary work in Angola  as “gratifying”, saying that she goes away “enriched.”

In New Book, Catholic Missionary Nun Discusses Challenges of Refugee Women in Angolan Labor Market

May 23, 2024

In a new book, a Brazilian-born Catholic nun has discussed the challenges that refugee women in Angola face, including the phenomenon of brain drain in the Southern African nation.

Bishop António Francisco Jaca of Benguela Diocese in Angola

Let’s Not Sadden the Holy Spirit, Catholic Bishop in Angola Cautions Christians, Calls for Altruism, Life of Service

May 21, 2024

Christians, whose lives are characterized by vices, including jealousy and envy, sadden the Holy Spirit, the Catholic Bishop of Benguela Diocese in Angola has said. 

Archbishop Germano Penemote. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Use Means of Communication to “guide families, educate children”: Angolan Apostolic Nuncio to Journalists

May 19, 2024

Archbishop Germano Penemote, a member of the Clergy of Angola’s Ondjiva Diocese, has urged journalists to use the means of communication to “guide families and educate children.”

Monitor Children’s Social Media Exposure, “use parental control”: Journalist to Parents at Communication Week in Angola

May 13, 2024

There is need for parents and guardians to monitor social media exposure of children under their parental care, the Coordinator of the Forum of Women Journalists for Gender Equality in Angola has said.

Participants at the 16th National Liturgy Week in Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Menongue. Credit: CNECA-Coordenação Nacional dos Escuteiros Católicos de Angola

Catholic Archbishop Attributes Instability of Angola’s Christian Families to “lack of true friendship”

May 9, 2024

The instability Christian families in Angola experience is occasioned by the failure of family members to establish and maintain “true friendship”, Archbishop Luzizila Kiala has said.

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Angola’s Political, Civil Leaders “must set an example of service”: Catholic Bishop Emphasizes Patriotism

May 8, 2024

Angola’s political leaders and civil servants need to take their responsibilities before the people seriously, prioritizing dutiful service, Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito has said. 

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Persecution Should Not “dampen our missionary zeal”: Catholic Bishop in Angola

May 5, 2024

Christians have to keep alive the zeal to share the Gospel, Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of the Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito has said.

Credit: Catholic Diocese of Mbanza Congo

Newly Ordained Deacons in Angola’s Mbanza Congo Diocese Urged to “be very attentive to the needs of all”

May 4, 2024

Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku of the Catholic Diocese of Mbanza Congo in Angola  has called upon the five Deacons he ordained in his Episcopal See to prioritize the needy in the community during their Diaconate and Priestly ministry. 

Archbishop Luzizila Kiala of Malanje Archdiocese in Angola. Credit: Malanje Archdiocese

Let’s “defend, love our Church with pride”: Catholic Archbishop in Angola

May 2, 2024

Archbishop Luzizila Kiala of the Catholic Archdiocese of Malanje in Angola has called upon the people of God in his Metropolitan See to speak favourably of the Catholic Church as members, loving her “with pride”.